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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed at the Old Post Office for a night with several friends. Facilities were fresh and lovely, a country cottage lifestyle with an excellent night's sleep. Lovely things on display and books to rummage for in-between times. Its simple pleasures like charming chooks in the back garden, a scented rose from the garden on your bedside table and beautiful...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

A lovely group of friends to travel with too. So glad you liked the rose! Thanks Deb

Browns Bag
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were warmly welcomed at this clean and quaint guest house, had a comfortable nights lodgings and were given a delightful breakfast on departure the next day by our interesting and helpful host. Would definitely stay here again if travelling that way.

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. So glad you felt at home. Take care Deb

Sydney
Reviewed 5 January 2017

As we landed in Auckland mid afternoon we decided we wanted to stay somewhere a bit out of town to make our next days trip to the Kauri Coast and Russell a big shorter. We had never heard of Paparoa before but the Old Post Office Guest House fitted the bill - close to the excellent Kauri Museum. Our room...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Hi So glad that our bnb minders were so helpful and friendly. Thank you and hope your trip continues well. Deb

Axbridge
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Well preserved old building with interesting history. Very clean rooms and easy, comfortable shared kitchen/living areas for all guests. Bedroom well furnished but small, not much room for putting clothes etc. Debbie provided excellent breakfast with special attention to my gluten free needs. Overall very good value and great place to stay.

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks and just had the most amazing gluten free cake at my daughter's wedding. Will be trying to hunt down recipe. Take care Deb

Vancouver
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were looking for a 1 night stay with our family after travelling down through the Kauri forest and checking out the Kauri Museum. This pleasant B&B fit the bill. We stayed in the 2 bedroom garden suite (you can also book each room seperately with a shared lounge area) - 1 bedroom had 3 single beds, the other had...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. So nice that you can travel as a family. Hopefully the boys will remember their time in NZ! Deb

Reviewed 18 December 2016

The Old post Office is a real Gem, we loved the history, and the great atmosphere. The books around made us feel at home. Thankyou Deb for a wonderful welcome and chats. We met other guests in the evening in the dining room and had some singing together which was truely heartmoving. The best stay of our trip! Hey.. that...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Hope you are safely ensconced at home and that your trip was successful. Thank you so much and I enjoyed your conversation too. The other guests, as you could hear, can be encouraged to sing a little whenever they stay with us. Take care and have a lovely Christmas together cheers Deb

Fremont, California
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stayed here for a night as we drove around the countryside north of Auckland. We had a room with adjacent toilet and bathroom and a whole shared sitting and dining area/kitchen. Way more than we expected and it is decorated in such a way as to make you feel right at home--very lived in. Debbie add that additional hostess...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you! And just to let you know I walked around the Maori pa site two days ago and was accompanied most of the way by a fantail. Possibly a relative of the one flying around my sitting room now! Have a good Christmas and take care Deb

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building with a gracious and welcoming host, Deb. Our room was small but pretty with adjacent toilet and shower room. The lavender sachets under the pillows were a lovely touch, as was the lavender soap. The continental breakfast included cereal, fresh fruit and homemade bread. Gluten free options were available on request. Special thanks to Deb for directions...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. So glad you found and enjoyed the quiet of the kauri grove. Take care and we hope that you have a peaceful rest of the year. Deb

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 21 November 2016

There is not much to the town of Paparoa but it is a good overnight stop when going around Northland. The Post Office was just that so one should expect it to be quirky We had the Post Master's room and since there was no one else there we had the rest of the place to ourselves. The bed was...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, so glad you got home safe. The post office is quirky and most people love the posies of heritage flowers in old bottles or jars that have been dug up from the garden! The bedroom is not huge, although some guests use the hall ( as it is only for the guest) to store extra baggage. The bathroom is...

Reviewed 12 November 2016

We went to a friends 60th in Pahi , an hour and a half drive away and decided we should stay the night somewhere local. So pleased with our accommodation. Lovely clean rooms, towels soap etc supplied Tea and coffee with a homemade chocolate brownie left for us, couple of lollies in the room !! Very olde worldly, beautiful gardens...

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OldPostOfficePaparoa, Owner at The Old Post Office Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Julie, a small world isn't it! Thank you and hopefully will get to see your garden at Christmas carol time! Deb

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An historic old kauri post office, circa 1903. Enjoy the charm of old NZ, watch native kereru (wood pigeon) from the deck while you breakfast on home grown fruit and homemade muesli, preserves and toast.The rooms range from the OLd Postmaster's suite with its own street entrance and bathroom right next to the bedroom and the ability to close it off from the rest of the BnB to the double Garden room opening onto the rear garden or the simply pretty yellow cream single room.Borrow the kayaks and paddle the local river from The Landing, or stroll around some of the scenic walks. 5 Kms from the famous Matakohe kauri museum. Play golf on a local 9 hole course, arrange a tour around the local olive grove or fish from the Pahi wharf. Organise a fishing trip and return to a tasty home cooked dinner. The Cruiser bar and grille is only a 5 minute walk away and the local pub is noted for its friendliness, local colour and bar meals! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Post Office Guest House

Address: 3245 Paparoa-Oakleigh Rd, Paparoa 0543, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Paparoa
Price Range: $60 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Thought our front room would be noisy but it's well off the road and traffic slowed early evening to a still and quiet morning.”
 of 5 bubbles kvin2017, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the double bed with private ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles marklW118PX, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had the rooms with adjacent bathroom and toilet. Wifi does not work in this room, but you just have to go into the dining area”
 of 5 bubbles lsaldanha, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a double room with separate private bathroom,. but there were good en suite units available.”
 of 5 bubbles sylviac799, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the queen room with its own entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles iwondervic, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
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